Dynamic behavior of an atmospheric argon gliding arc plasma

Xin Tu, Helen J. Gallon, J. Christopher Whitehead

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    The dynamic behavior of an argon gliding arc discharge has been investigated by means of electrical diagnostics and high-speed photography. Two different arc breakdown regimes are identified: initial breakdown in the narrowest electrode gap and restrike breakdown on the electrode surface. It is also found that the anode and cathode arc roots exhibit different motion behaviors. © 2006 IEEE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5772021
    Pages (from-to)2900-2901
    Number of pages1
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


    • Arc breakdown
    • arc root motion
    • gliding arc


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